As a lovely Christmas Gift Arc System Works sent a nice press release including the first 1080p screenshots of the enhanced version of BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma, named BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma Extend, and scheduled for release in Japan for PS4, Xbox One and PS3 on April 23rd, 2015.
In addition to the screenshots we learn that two new playable characters have been added, Celica Ayatsuki Mercury and Λ-No.11, which were previously added to the arcade version of the game.
New content has been added, reaching over 40 hours of play time, including a new story episode and a new stage, set in the Magister’s City: Ishana (you can see it in two of the smaller screenshots in the gallery).
The latest balance adjustment from the arcade version will come as well, including a tweaked overdrive system. The online system has also been revised, with the addition of a lobby similar to the one seen in Guilty Gear Xrd -Sign- (featured in another of the smaller screenshots), allowing to meet other players, setup matches and including other features yet to be announced.
The game will feature local multiplayer for up to two players, and online for up to eight. The PS4 and PS3 versions will also feature cross-play, allowing PlayStation gamers to play together regardless of platform.
You can check out the new screenshots below, in addition to the new logo, the key artwork that will be used for the box and the artwork for the two new characters (give them a bit of time to load, as they’re in uncompressed PNG for maximum image quality).